Below are links to websites outside Kurumi.com that discuss roads in Connecticut. For links inside Kurumi.com, see the main page.
For a broader road-related directory (not just Connecticut), see
the Open Directory Project: Roads and Highways.
Connecticut Department of Transportation (ConnDOT)
- a href="http://www.ct.gov/dot/">ConnDOT Home: Links to traffic cams, construction information, maps, the current highway log, department directory and more.
Official sites, from either government agencies or engineering firms. For more information, visit my page for the highway you're interested in.
I realize the DOT and engineers can have agendas as well; I use the term "advocacy" not to editorialize or single out, but to group interested parties outside the government and its agencies. Listed are business and citizen groups for or against particular highways -- most of them proposed expressways.
- UConn Library Map & Geographic Information Center: Growing collection of historical scanned maps and GIS information. You'll need to have proprietary software to view much of the GIS info.
- Historical USGS maps: of Connecticut towns, at the University of New Hampshire's Dimond Library. (Other New England states are served as well.) Complete set of scans for c. 1945 and c. 1952 USGS topographic maps,
great for showing intersection and route detail. Scans are large, though; about 2 MB each.
Regional Planning Agencies (RPA's)
Connecticut has about 15 RPA's, but not all have websites, and not all have much highway content. Here are the interesting ones:
Other Official Agencies
"Roadgeeks": other road enthusiasts
- Connecticut: Highways to Nowhere: (Greg Amy) Aerial photos of several Connecticut highways (and their abrupt termini), from the cockpit of Greg's single-engine Grumman Tiger.
- My Pet Peeve: CT State Route Markers! Chris Pelizari's proposal for a more consistent, visually appealing style of state route marker.
- nycroads.com: Steve Anderson's site includes built and unbuilt Connecticut expressways. His strengths are detailed narratives and photos.
- Greater New York Roads: Another great neighbor from the Empire State, with many photos of several Connecticut highways.
- Connecticut Roads: by Steve Alpert. Many highways in Connecticut (and the other 49 states).
- I-84 overhaul: Mike Petrucci discusses the proposed improvements to I-84 in Danbury: two extra lanes, and revisions to nearly every interchange. Includes map scans from the Danbury News-Times.
Outside Articles and Essays
- From Here To There: Transcript of documentary program that aired on Connecticut Public Television in 1998. Discusses history of state highway planning, especially in Fairfield county. Produced by SimonPure Productions.
- Crossing the Connecticut: Charles M. Pickett essay on Connecticut River crossings. (Unfortunately, this site is gone! If it turns up somewhere, please let me know!)
Most of these sites discuss early roads in a single town, from the 1930s, the turnpike era, or even earlier.